Improved multi-station peripheral MR angiography with a dedicated vascular coil

Mathias Goyen*, Stefan G. Ruehm, Jörg Barkhausen, Knut Kröger, Mark E. Ladd, Karl Heinz Truemmler, Silke Bosk, Martin Requardt, Arne Reykowski, Jörg F. Debatin

*Corresponding author for this work
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Delineation of small branch vessels can be crucial for assessing the peripheral arterial system of patients requiring surgical grafting. Thus signal-to-noise needs to be maximized. We evaluated the performance of a dedicated peripheral vascular coil in four subjects by comparing it to the body coil using DSA as the standard of reference. SNR and CNR values of the dedicated peripheral coil exceeded those obtained with the body coil by a mean of 398%, thus permitting improved delineation of the infrapopliteal arterial morphology.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 06.03.2001


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